Recent Books (Since 2000)


Boundary Element Analysis: Theory & Programming

by Ameen Mohammed

List Price: $79.95

Hardcover - 256 pages 1st edition (December 15, 2001)

CRC Press; ISBN: 0849310016


Boundary and Finite Elements Theory and Problems : Theory and Problems

by J. Raamachandran

List Price: $45.95

Hardcover - 376 pages (September 2000)

CRC Press; ISBN: 0849309360


Programming the Boundary Element Method: An Introduction for Engineers

by Gernot Beer

List Price: $70.00

Paperback (April 2001)

John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471863335

Other Editions: Hardcover


Providing an easy introduction to the boundary element method, this book is ideal for any reader wishing to work in this field or use this method for the solution of engineering problems. From the beginning, the emphasis is on the implementation of the method into computer programs which can be used to solve real problems. The book covers two- and three-dimensional linear and non-linear analysis in potential flow (heat flow and seepage) and static elasticity. Several computer programs are listed in the book and may be downloaded free of charge via the INTERNET. They include programs and subroutines for


  • 2-D analysis of potential problems using the Trefftz method
  • 2-D and 3-D linear analysis of potential and static elasticity problems using isoparametric elements (single and multiple regions)
  • Implementation of non-linear problems
  • Coupling to finite elements


The programs (written in FORTRAN 90) are well documented and can be employed by the user to gain experience with the method through the solution of small test examples. Furthermore, readers may use them as a starting point for developing their own boundary element package. In addition, exercises are included in most chapters involving the use of the programs with answers given in an Appendix, and a number of interesting industrial applications in the areas of mechanical, civil and geotechnical engineering are presented.


Wave Propagation in Viscoelastic and Poroelastic Continua : A Boundary Element Approach (Lecture Notes in Applied Mechanics, V. 2)

by Martin Schanz

List Price: $79.95

Hardcover (April 2001)

Springer Verlag; ISBN: 3540416323


Strongly Elliptic Systems and Boundary Integral Equations

by William McLean

List Price: $32.95

Paperback (February 2000)

Cambridge Univ Pr (Pap Txt); ISBN: 052166375X

Other Editions: Hardcover


Boundary Element Acoustics: Fundamentals and Computer Codes

by T. W. Wu

List Price: $149.00

Hardcover - 256 pages 1st edition Vol 7 (January 15, 2001)


Boundary Integral and Singularity Methods for Linearized Viscous Flow (Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics, No. 8)

by C. Pozrikidis

List Price: $74.95

Hardcover (February 1992)

Cambridge University Press; ISBN: 0521405025


The Boundary Element Method in Geophysics (Geophysical Monograph Series, No. 9)

by Shi-Zhe Xu

List Price: $43.00

Paperback (July 2001)

Society of Exploration Geophysicists; ISBN: 1560801050


Boundary Element Method in Contact Problems for Elastic Spatial and Nonhomogeneous Bases

(3d-Problems of Numerical Geotechnique)

by Sergey M. Aleynikov

List Price: $30.00

ISBN: 5930930538

Hardcover (July 2000) 754 pages

Publishing House of Civil Engineering Universities Association, MOSCOW


Advanced Mathematical and Computational Mechanics Aspects of the Boundary Element Method

ed. Tadeusz Burczynski

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 2001

Copy of Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-7081-3

price: EUR 175.00/USD 152.00/GBP 107.00



with the software library BEMLIB

C. Pozrikidis

Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2002

ISBN: 1584883235, 440 pages,

Current price: USD 99.95


Boundary Element Programming in Mechanics

Gao, XW & Davies TG,   Cambridge University Press

May 2002,   254 Pages, 86 line diagrams, 11 tables

Hardback, 0-521-77359-8,    Price is 75 USA dollars.


Boundary Elements: Theory and Applications

J.T. Katsikadelis

Hardbound, 330 pages and CD-ROM with computer codes

Elsevier Science, June 2002

ISBN: 0-08-044107-6

USD 112, EUR 112


Boundary Element Analysis of Cracks in Shear Deformable Plates and Shells


ISBN: 1-85312-950-X

Series: Topics in Engineering Vol 43

Published: 2002

Publisher: WIT Press

Pages: 272pp




Year of Publication: 2002

ISBN: 0-9657001-5-1



author: JOHN P WOLF

publication date: february 2003

ISBN: 0 471 486 825

publisher: John Wiley and Sons

371 pages Hbk


SCALED BOUNDARY FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, a fundamental-solution-less boundary-element method based on finite elements, combines the advantages of the boundary-element method (spatial discretisation reduced by one, boundary condition at infinity satisfied exactly) and of the finite-element method (no fundamental solution required, no singular integrals, anisotropic material processed without any additional computational effort).in addition, the scaled boundary finite element method presents appealing features of its own (analytical solution inside the domain permits stress singularities to be determined directly, no spatial discretisation of certain boundaries such as crack faces and free surfaces and interfaces between different materials).it also combines the advantages of the analytical and numerical methods. the book serves two goals which can be persued independently. part 1 is a primer, with a model problem addressing the simplest wave propagation but still containing all essential features. part 2 derives for statics, elastodynamics and diffusion the fundamental equations and discusses the solution procedures from scratch in great detail. The scaled boundary finite method can be used to analyse any bounded and unbounded media governed by linear elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations. in solid mechanics the superiority of the scaled boundary finite element method manifests itself overwhelmingly in two types of analyses: in the presence of  singularities in statics and dynamics and for unbounded media satisfying rigorously the boundary (radiation) condition at infinity.


Boundary Element Methods for Engineers and Scientists

Gaul, L.,  Kögl, M.,  Wagner, M.

Springer Verlag, Heidelberg

2003 XVI, 488 p. 145 illus. Hardcover

ISSBN 3-540-00463-7

Recommended Retail Price: EUR 79.95 *


This introductory course on the classical Boundary Element Method also contains advanced topics such as the Dual Reciprocity and the Hybrid Boundary Element Methods. The latter methods are extensions that permit the application of BME to anisotropic materials, as well as multi-field problems and fluid-structure interaction. The class-tested textbook offers a clear and easy-to-understand introduction to the subject, including worked-out examples that describe all the basic features of the method. The first two chapters not only establish the mathematical basis for BEM but also review the basics of continuum mechanics for field problems, perhaps a unique feature for a text on numerical methods. This helps the reader to understand the physical principles of the field problems, to apply the method judiciously, and to critically evaluate the results.


Boundary Element Analysis: Theory & Programming

by Ameen Mohammed

List Price: $79.95

Hardcover - 256 pages 1st edition (December 15, 2001)

CRC Press; ISBN: 0849310016


Boundary Element Methods for Soil-Structure Interaction

Edited by W.S. Hall (Teesside) and G. Oliveto (Catania)

Hardcover – 410 pages (June 2003)

Kluwer Academic Publishers; ISBN; 1-4020-1300-0


This state-of-the-art book consists of up to date contributions from leading European researchers and practitioners centred on Soil-Structure Interaction problems. The Boundary Element Method is used as an appropriate solution technique for these problems involving complex geometries, and often unbounded media. For non-linear problems the Boundary Element Method is used in conjunction with the Finite Element Method. Other topics are treated, such as Fracture Mechanics, from which advanced methods may be taken for future use in Earthquake Engineering. Overall the book provides an authoritative guide to the literature on the subject covered and is expected to be an invaluable tool for practising engineers, students and scholars in the fields of Structural, Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering. Engineers and students may readily locate the materials or methods available for the solution of their particular problem while scholars may discover methods previously not considered for the particular application in hand. The book should also be of interest to the larger community of applied mathematicians and software developers in a field where the Boundary Element Method can provide a wealth of relevant and efficient solutions. Finally the book can be used as a starting point for research and for the investigation of unsolved problems in Soil-Structure and Fluid-Structure- Soil Interaction, particularly non-linear coupled problems which could be advantageously approached by means of the Boundary Element Method.